Prize-Winning Strawberry Jam

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This recipe has won prizes for Mrs. Gilbert at the Dixie Classic Fair and the Stokes Fair. 1983 First Prize

Ingredients

2 quarts slightly crushed strawberries
6 cups sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Instructions

Mix berries and sugar and cook rapidly for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add lemon juice and cook about 10 minutes longer, or until thick. Pour into sterilized jars to within ¼ inch of the top. Put on jar lids and screw the metal bands tight. Process in a boiling-water bath for 10 minutes.

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Yield: 

Makes 3 or 4 pints.

Credit: 

Mrs. Katie Gilbert, Germanton, North Carolina

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Shelf Life

By processing this in the boiling water will it be safe to store at room temperature? If so for how long?

Store the jam in a cool, dark

Store the jam in a cool, dark, dry place, between 50-70°F. Stored properly, it should be good for up to 1 year.

Help. My jam did not set

Help. My jam did not set good. A bit runny. Can I recook or should I pitch and start over.

Thanks

You can try to reboil the

You can try to reboil the jam. Just boil it until a quick test (put a few drops of the jam on a plate to cool to see if it thickens) comes out OK.

Is the boiling water

Is the boiling water processing bath really necessary after canning? Why?

In a boiling-water bath, jars

In a boiling-water bath, jars of food (in this case, jam) are completely covered with boiling water and heated for a specific amount of time. This method is used to safely can tomatoes, fruit, jams, jellies, and pickles with high acid content.

I am looking forward to

I am looking forward to trying this recipe.

Can this recipe be doubled

Can this recipe be doubled and still be as good?

You are not supposed to

You are not supposed to double the recipes.

this recipe does not say add

this recipe does not say add pectin, I always do, is this correct?

Adding pectin will shorten

Adding pectin will shorten the cooking time, but is not necessary.

Is there any diabete recipes

Is there any diabete recipes to choose from?

I make no sugar added

I make no sugar added strawberry preserves in small batches ( for myself) 3 1/2 c. mashed strawberries, 1 cup Truvia sweetener, 1 box SURE JELL ( in the pink box) - no sugar added Fruit Pectin. 1/2 tbspn. butter. Cook over high heat, 22 mns, stirring constantly. ladel into recently boiled jars, lids fingertip snug on top, place jars in boiling water bath for 10 mns.

I have never made jam in my

I have never made jam in my life or even known someone who made it. I decided to try this sugar free stuff last night. I added the stuff and cooked it on high as instructed but 20 mind in I had cooked it down to 1/2 a 10oz jar. So I just added water to the mixture and filled two 10oz. Jars. I used coconut oil in place of butter, and 50% sugar. It was good :)

what does the butter do for

what does the butter do for the no-sugar jam? thanks:)

The butter helps control the

The butter helps control the foam that develops and controls the level of boil.

these where wonderful

these where wonderful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and so easy.

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